Your little ones are going to love this bright and colorful Easter table setting for kids. Inspired by a children’s book, it’s full of easy DIY decor ideas that your kids can help you pull together.
So put away the fancy china, and pull out your streamers. This is one Easter your kids won’t forget.
We read a lot of books around our house.
Our oldest, especially, has loved reading since she was a tiny little thing. It didn’t matter what the subject was, if it was a book, she was all in.
She’s now nearing 12 years old, and has finished all of the Harry Potter books, Percy Jackson, Land of Stories, Hobbit, Narnia, and so many more we just can’t keep count.
I like to think that one of the reasons she loves reading so much is because we took the time when she was little to bring some of her favorite books to life.
Easter Tablescape for Kids – Inspired by a Children’s Book
Just like this Easter tablescape we pulled together when she was 4 years old.
At the time, her favorite Easter book was Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter, which was all about how Nancy and her best friend helped decorate the table for Easter.
As you can see from the photo above the table Nancy and her friend put together is bright, colorful, and perfect for kids.
Crepe Paper Table Decorations
Since we already had a variety of crepe paper streamers left over from several parties over the years, recreating the tabletop was easy.
Quick Home Hostess Tip: If you don’t have a white tablecloth, you can use a white bedsheet instead!
We started with laying 3 lines of streamers straight down the center of the table – kind of like an extra cheap table runner.
Then we crossed the runner with streamers along the short side of the table, weaving the streamers through the table runner
Fresh Flower Centerpiece
The photo in the book shows a flower arrangement with daffodils, lilies, and tulips.
We decided to use three vases of tulips instead of the one arrangement with a variety of flowers. (The discount that week was just too good to pass up!)
Don’t they look bright and cheery? In all honesty, I prefer arrangements with just one type of flower anyway
Kid Friendly Paper Plates
We don’t have storage space to keep plates themed for every holiday, so we let the kids pick out some cute paper plates.
The kids love getting to choose some of the decor, and I love that it means fewer dishes. (If you knew what happens when my husband cooks for a holiday, you would totally understand)
Plus, just look at the smile on that bunny. How can you not help smiling back?
Washi Tape Cups
This is another place we strayed from the original inspiration. In the book you see the cups with napkins fanned out inside them.
We just took some extra washi tape that was lying around and wrapped it around our plastic cups.
The washi tape really doesn’t lay flat against the curved cup, but when you’re 4 years old, that doesn’t really matter, does it?
More Kid Friendly Decorations
We also got the kids involved in decorating the photo ledges that are right behind our dining table.
It was a pretty simple arrangement with some cute additions:
- Brightly colored frames to show off photos of our family and of the kids.
- Spring crafts made by my oldest
- A paper rosette cross left over from my other daughter’s baptism reception, and
- Twigs from the backyard wrapped in washi tape
Now It’s Your Turn
I suppose you could go all out with formal china, expensive table linens and ceramic centerpieces.
But it’s nice to be able to provide a fun and inspiring Easter table setting for kids that can inspire them to be creative and to love reading.
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